My last birth was what I would call a semi lotus birth. After the placenta was delivered, we wrapped it up in a chux pad and either I tucked it under my arm as I moved around, or my midwife held it while I took an herbal bath with my newborn. After getting out of the bath maybe 2 or 3 hours had gone by. We cut the cord, it was completely white and firm already. We did not need to clamp. Then the placenta went into the fridge to wait to be encapsulated.
Lotus Birth, yay or nay? - Page 2
I had a lotus birth with my 5th. He was born in winter and his cord detached on day 5. It was easy just to snuggle him in bed while he was attached but when I had to transport him to my bathroom things got a bit more challenging. To be blunt I found it to be a PITA. With my next and recent pregnancy/birth I chose not to lotus birth again. We did leave baby attached for 3.5--4 hours and my midwife did not cut the cord but burned it( since my midwife studied in Bali with Robin Lim and then I ate placenta/TCM preparation.